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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by 4liters » Mon May 06, 2019 1:12 pm

Saw an article on the ABC confirming they had dive bouys and flags.
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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by hornet » Mon May 06, 2019 1:59 pm

The dive flag should always have been red with a fluro green dove tail in my opinion.

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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by frozenpod » Mon May 06, 2019 2:08 pm

4liters wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Saw an article on the ABC confirming they had dive bouys and flags.
There is a picture doing the rounds on facebook.

A tragedy regardless of how it happened.

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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by Wolly Bugger » Mon May 06, 2019 3:00 pm

The scuba diver who was struck and killed by a speed boat on Port Phillip Bay on Sunday was using a buoy and flag to ensure he was visible while underwater.

Two men in their 20s were spearfishing a few hundred metres out in Canadian Bay off Mount Eliza about 1pm on Sunday afternoon when one was hit by a boat.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 51kh6.html

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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by cobby » Mon May 06, 2019 4:18 pm

4liters wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Saw an article on the ABC confirming they had dive bouys and flags.
The flags on those floats aren't very big and they can be knocked over by waves so you'd see nothing more than the orange float. The cord is usually 20+m long and isn't retractable. If the grapevine is right and the boat was travelling at a brisk walking pace, it's likely he's seen the flags/floats, slowed down as the law dictates and was nowhere near the float that was attached to the person who was hit.

There's a myriad of possibilities as to why and how this happened

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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by croe04 » Mon May 06, 2019 5:23 pm

9 news article updated 5 minutes ago:

"A man has handed himself into police after a boat struck and killed a free diver in Melbourne's south-east yesterday.

A 41-year-old man from Carrum Downs contacted police and was subsequently arrested in Mordialloc today."

link: https://www.9news.com.au/national/news- ... 138eea6806



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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by saph » Tue May 07, 2019 2:52 am

saph wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Just remeber before blaming the diver most dive flags are only 40cm by 50cm that are most common for those not diving from a boat and boaters should also rember within 5 meters you have to be going slow aswell. this could also be a combination of issues, including a panicked diver caught in rope and accedently cutting the flag and having it drift off.
I said it before the main dive flag for non boats is small 40x50cm or in inch thats 15.78x19.685 and remeber they are plastic aswell.

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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by smile0784 » Tue May 07, 2019 5:26 am

I do not think there big enough.
I just missed a diver when the swell took down a flag

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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by fishnut » Tue May 07, 2019 8:09 am

The rule says to keep away 100m from a divers flag
When i see one i keep well away because even a max speed of 5kn when close if the boat runs over the top the prop would make a mess

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Re: Diver killed by speeding boat

Post by piscateur » Wed May 08, 2019 10:33 am

We boat off flinders a bit and we do the pick up and drop off at the low deck, and there are always divers there, most of the times with flags, but if u need to drop off or pick up how do you stay 100 M from that?



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